Summer Fun in Atlanta - The Little Pirate Mermaid

photo credit: Bill Jones

My son has been out of school for two weeks and we are enjoying the summer together. I’ll be sharing some of our adventures with you with my Summer Fun series. Today I’d like to highlight a place that we have enjoyed ever since my son was a wee one - The Center for Puppetry Arts. We’ve seen numerous shows at The Center for Puppetry Arts and have enjoyed each and every one of them. Last week we had the opportunity to check out The Little Pirate Mermaid. The Little Pirate Mermaid is the story of pirate princess celebrating her 16th birthday by visiting topside and spending time with pirates. I won’t give the story away but it was great family fun for kids ages 4 and up.

The standout for me in this show was the set design. I loved the mermaid rod puppet that was the narrator of the show. It was really a surprise when she started speaking to us at the beginning of the show. As is the norm with all performances for children at The Center for Puppetry Arts, at the conclusion of the show the puppeteers spoke to the audience about the techniques used during the performance. This show incorporated marionettes, rod and shadow puppets.   It was visually engaging and at a one hour run time it was long enough to keep the attention of both young and old.

The Little Pirate Mermaid is running from now until July 17th.  Tickets are $10.25 (members) and $20.50 (nonmembers). Tickets include admission to the Worlds of Puppetry Museum, which features a Global Collection and the Jim Henson Collection, the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of Henson puppets and artifacts, as well as entry to the exclusive Create-A-Puppet Workshop, where patrons can create their own Wise Owl Marionette to take home! Create-A-Puppet To-Go kits are also available. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 404-873-3391.

Disclosure: I received media tickets for the show, all opinions are my own.


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